Which is best for ears headphones or earphones?
Verdict: Prolonged exposure to high volume levels can damage your ears (no matter the device). However, headphones are generally the better option as they aren’t as close to the ear canal as earbuds are.
Are in ear headphones more damaging?
The idea that earbuds are more damaging to hearing than other headphone types is just false, said Cory Portnuff, an audiologist at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Is it OK to wear headphones all day?
Normal use of in-ear devices don’t often cause a problem. But prolonged earphone use, such as if you leave them in all day, could: compress the earwax, making it less fluid and harder for the body to naturally expel. compact the earwax to the extent the body induces inflammation.